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NEWS
December 1, 1994 | From Newsday
Rapper Tupac Shakur checked himself out of Bellevue Hospital Center on Wednesday night, just hours after surgery for five gunshot wounds, a hospital administrator said. He left "against medical advice," said Bellevue administrator Larry Dugan. Shakur, 23, was shot in the right thigh, left hand, scrotum and twice in the head, in what police said appeared to have been a robbery attempt early Wednesday morning.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1996 | SHAWN HUBLER and EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The record executive who was with Tupac Shakur when the rap star was gunned down this month spoke publicly on Wednesday for the first time--not to shed light on the gangland-style murder, but to promise fans that his friend's death would not go unremarked. Marion "Suge" Knight, the Compton-born head of Death Row Records in whose BMW Shakur was fatally shot, refused to comment on the particulars of Shakur's slaying, citing an ongoing police probe.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
C. DeLores Tucker, who built a national reputation criticizing the violent and lewd lyrics of gangsta rap, has found a new and personal objection to rap lyrics. Tucker, in a lawsuit filed this week in Philadelphia federal court, contends that Tupac Shakur's estate should pay her $10 million because lyrics on a 1996 album made derogatory references to her. Among other things, the lawsuit says, the anguish caused by those lyrics cut down on her sex life with her husband.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1994 | From Associated Press
Tupac Shakur, a rap star with a history of legal trouble, was arrested in Hollywood after police stopped a car and found him with a loaded gun. The rapper-actor, who is facing felony trials in New York and Georgia, was arrested Friday night for investigation of having a concealed weapon, Lt. Tammy Tatreau said. Shakur was jailed overnight and released Saturday on $1,000 bail. Police found a loaded 9-millimeter pistol and less than half a gram of marijuana, Tatreau said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1995
A judge extended an arrest warrant Wednesday for Tupac Shakur, even though the rapper and actor is in a New York City jail infirmary ward awaiting sentencing on a sexual abuse conviction. "When Mr. Shakur doesn't show up, he doesn't show up," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul Flynn said in denying a request to modify the "no bail" bench warrant. Flynn said he would consider changing the terms at a hearing Feb. 24. Shakur, 23, and co-defendant Maurice S.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2002 | MANOHLA DARGIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Nick Broomfield's documentary "Biggie & Tupac" screened at Sundance last January, it wasn't just one of the best films at the festival, it was one of the better documentaries I'd seen in years. A gripping investigation into the murders of rap rivals and former friends Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI is probing Death Row Records, the leading independent rap music label where rapper Tupac Shakur recorded his last songs, for links to street gangs and drug trafficking, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. Federal authorities began investigating the 4-year-old company and some of its officers months before Shakur was fatally wounded in a Sept. 7 shooting in Las Vegas, according to sources familiar with the probe.
NEWS
February 4, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Five months after the slaying of rap star Tupac Shakur at a busy Las Vegas intersection, police have narrowed the list of suspects to three Los Angeles men--but unless a witness comes forward, police doubt they will ever be able to make an arrest. Las Vegas homicide detectives said they have been stymied in their efforts to prosecute the case because of a lack of cooperation by witnesses, including rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and more than a dozen others in Knight's entourage.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 1997 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garth Brooks' new album, "Sevens," is expected to post the highest opening-week sales total of the year, but the head of his record label says the country singer's decision to delay the collection's release for three months may have cost Brooks more than 1 million in first-week sales. The 14-song set, originally scheduled for release on the morning of Brooks' Aug.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1996 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mother of rap star Tupac Shakur sued Death Row Records for fraud Friday, accusing the company of bilking her son out of an estimated $1 million from sales of unauthorized merchandise. The lawsuit, filed by Afeni Shakur and New York attorney Richard Fischbine, co-administrators of the rapper's estate, the lawsuit names four defendants, including Globex, Cronies/Reproductive Images and Death Row attorney David E. Kenner.
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